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Father of Michael Brown joins anti-BLM movement amid demands over whereabouts of $90MILLION

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A DAD of a black teen shot dead by police has joined-in demands to know what Black Lives Matter's $90 million funds have been spent on.

Michael Brown Sr — whose 18 year-old son Michael Brown was killed by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 — has joined a group campaigning for transparency after its co-founder's $3m property portfolio was exposed.

Brown Sr added his name to the BLM 10 Plus movement which comprises of the original 10 Black Lives Matter chapters.

They want transparency and accountability from BLM about how its cash has been used. 

It comes after co-founder Patrice Cullors resigned last month after her property portfolio was revealed.

Cullor has called the claims are part of a smear campaign from a far-right group, though she insists her stepping down was planned before a scandal calling her personal wealth into question broke earlier this year.

The self-proclaimed "Marxist" BLM leader came under fire after it was reported that she spent $1.4m on a property in a predominantly white Los Angeles neighborhood, Topanga Canyon.

When people started questioning how Cullors got the funds to buy the new property, BLM released a statement to quiet rumors, noting she served in a "volunteer capacity and does not receive a salary or benefits."

"Patrisse has received a total of $120,000 since the organization’s inception in 2013, for duties such as serving as spokesperson and engaging in political education work. Patrisse did not receive any compensation after 2019."

The co-founder also reportedly snapped up three other homes across the country over the past five years, in a real estate buying binge that cost $3.2m.

But Cullors has maintained that her work with the organization remained altruistic.

She said: "Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me.”

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